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9780674024106

Frontiers of Justice

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    0674024109

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-04-30
  • Publisher: Belknap Pr

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Taking up three urgent problems of social justice neglected by current theories and thus harder to tackle in practical terms and everyday life, Martha Nussbaum seeks a theory of social justice that can guide us to a richer, more responsive approach to social cooperation. Book jacket.

Table of Contents

Abbreviationsp. xv
Introductionp. 1
Social Contracts and Three Unsolved Problems of Justicep. 9
The State of Naturep. 9
Three Unsolved Problemsp. 14
Rawls and the Unsolved Problemsp. 22
Free, Equal, and Independentp. 25
Grotius, Hobbes, Locke, Hume, Kantp. 35
Three Forms of Contemporary Contractarianismp. 54
The Capabilities Approachp. 69
Capabilities and Contractarianismp. 81
In Search of Global Justicep. 92
Disabilities and the Social Contractp. 96
Needs for Care, Problems of Justicep. 96
Prudential and Moral Versions of the Contract; Public and Privatep. 103
Rawls's Kantian Contractarianism: Primary Goods, Kantian Personhood, Rough Equality' Mutual Advantagep. 107
Postponing the Question of Disabilityp. 108
Kantian Personhood and Mental Impairmentp. 127
Care and Disability: Kittay and Senp. 140
Reconstructing Contractarianism?p. 145
Capabilities and Disabilitiesp. 155
The Capabilities Approach: A Noncontractarian Account of Carep. 155
The Bases of Social Cooperationp. 156
Dignity: Aristotelian, not Kantianp. 159
The Priority of the Good, the Role of Agreementp. 160
Why Capabilities?p. 164
Care and the Capabilities Listp. 168
Capability or Functioning?p. 171
The Charge of Intuitionismp. 173
The Capabilities Approach and Rawls's Principles of Justicep. 176
Types and Levels of Dignity: The Species Normp. 179
Public Policy: The Question of Guardianshipp. 195
Public Policy: Education and Inclusionp. 199
Public Policy: The Work of Carep. 211
Liberalism and Human Capabilitiesp. 216
Mutual Advantage and Global Inequality: The Transnational Social Contractp. 224
A World of Inequalitiesp. 224
A Theory of Justice: The Two-Stage Contract Introducedp. 230
The Law of Peoples: The Two-Stage Contract Reaffirmed and Modifiedp. 238
Justification and Implementationp. 255
Assessing the Two-Stage Contractp. 262
The Global Contract: Beitz and Poggep. 264
Prospects for an International Contractrarianismp. 270
Capabilities across National Boundariesp. 273
Social Cooperation: The Priority of Entidementsp. 273
Why Capabilities?p. 281
Capabilities and Rightsp. 284
Equality and Adequacyp. 291
Pluralism and Tolerationp. 295
An International "Overlapping Consensus"?p. 298
Globalizing the Capabilities Approach: The Role of Institutionsp. 306
Globalizing the Capabilities Approach: What Institutions?p. 311
Ten Principles for the Global Structurep. 315
Beyond "Compassion and Humanity": Justice for Nonhuman Animalsp. 325
"Beings Entitled to Dignified Existence"p. 325
Kantian Social Contract Views: Indirect Duties, Duties of Compassionp. 328
Utilitarianism and Animal Flourishingp. 338
Types of Dignity, Types of Flourishing: Extending the Capabilities Approachp. 346
Methodology: Theory and Imaginationp. 352
Species and Individualp. 357
Evaluating Animal Capabilities: No Nature Worshipp. 366
Positive and Negative, Capability and Functioningp. 372
Equality and Adequacyp. 380
Death and Harmp. 384
An Overlapping Consensus?p. 388
Toward Basic Political Principles: The Capabilities Listp. 392
The Ineliminability of Conflictp. 401
Toward a Truly Global Justicep. 405
The Moral Sentiments and the Capabilities Approachp. 408
Notesp. 417
Referencesp. 451
Indexp. 463
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